Lester Holt Reports on Brian Williams

By Chris Ariens 

NBC’s Lester Holt reported on Brian Williams‘s decision to remove himself from NBC’s flagship broadcast for the next several days.

“A word tonight about our colleague Brian Williams,” said Holt at the end of the first block of the “Nightly News” Saturday edition. “You may know has been under scrutiny this past week over his recollection of certain stories he’s covered. Holt then read Williams’s statement, sent earlier this afternoon, but did not mention he’d be filling in for Williams while he’s away.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” and the “CBS Evening News” also reported on Williams’ decision at precisely the same time NBC did.